Famous Museums in Key West

The museums in Key West give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Key West with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Key West. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Key West.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Key West.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Key West:

  1. Ernest Hemingway House And Museum

    Museum, Historical Site

    Ernest Hemingway House and Museum also known as Ernest Hemingway House. Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum located at 907 Whitehead Street and nestled in the heart of Old Town Key West. Not many know this but Nobel Prize laureate, Ernest Hemmingway spent around a decade in Key West and wrote about 70% of his books, many of them known to be his best works, in this beautifully built Spanish Colonia...Read more
  2. Harry S Truman Little White House

    Museum, Landmark

    The Harry S Truman White House is Florida’s sole presidential museum. During the days of his tenure, this house at Key West used to be the erstwhile President’s winter White House. Renovations made to this Key West landmark has served it in good stead and is now a major tourist attraction. All the original home décor used by the President(s) are all intact and available for p...Read more
  3. Florida Keys Eco Discovery Centre

    Science Museum, Aquarium, Educational Site, Exhibition

    Covering a vast area of ecological exhibits, the Florida Keys Eco Discovery Centre is a must for every curious mind and planet lover. The perfect place to visit solo or with family and friends, the center showcases ecological information through interactive medium. Highlights include: 2,500 gallon Coral Reef Tank with living corals and fishes. See colorful fishes swimming about the majestic a...Read more
  4. Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

    Specialty Museum

    If you love pirate stories and are an imaginary sailor at heart- albeit a real one, the museum is sure to keep you awestruck for days with its exquisite artifacts and shipwreck articles. To add to the charm, the museum also holds antique precious silver and gold articles! Learn about sailing in the old times when GPS system was a star in the sky and bounty hunters fought with their blood to acq...Read more
  5. Key Wests Shipwreck Museum

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    Key Wests Shipwreck Museum

    Specialty Museum

    Key West being a seaside town, a lot of its history is naval bound. For instance, different ships that docked, brought with them elements that influenced the shape of the city be it cultural or architectural. The Shipwreck Museum is a one-stop shop for everything you need about shipwrecks. Stacked to the ceiling with artifacts retrieved from the Isaac Allerton shipwreck, there’s also a re...Read more
  6. Fort East Martello Museum

    4.5 (678 Votes)
    Fort East Martello Museum

    Specialty Museum

    A fort constructed during the Civil War, the site was abandoned in an unfinished state after the war was over. In the 1950s, the fort was refurbished to accommodate a museum showcasing Civil War artifacts. Highlights include: Relics of the Civil War Folk Art at Mario Sanchez Robert the Doll (haunted doll) Tourists love the wide variety of articles showcased here- covering art, warfare, histor...Read more
  7. Thompson Fish House, Turtle Cannery And Kraals

    4.3 (856 Votes)
    Thompson Fish House, Turtle Cannery And Kraals

    Specialty Museum

    The Thompson Fish Museum houses exhibits from Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and The Turtle Kraals Museum. Highlights Include: Shipwreck Artifacts A rare treat for sailors at heart or history lovers, the museum is sure to give you a splendid time.
  8. Key West Firehouse Museum

    4.9 (1 Vote)
    1024 Grinnell St